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The Jetty Clam Jam: A Local Surf Contest Celebrating the LBI Community

The Jetty Clam Jam: A Local Surf Contest Celebrating the LBI Community

If you're a surfing enthusiast, then you simply cannot miss one of the most exciting local surf contests in the LBI region, The Jetty Clam Jam. This team-oriented surf event brings together the area's next generation surfers with more experienced wave riders for a fun day of friendly competition all while supporting a great cause. With the first 96 surfers to sign up getting their names scribed on clam shells, the contest is a great way to celebrate our local culture, make new friendships, test our surfing skills, and raise money to support families battling cancer. Read on to learn more about this exciting event.

At The Jetty Clam Jam, everyone is welcome and anyone can win. Participants are divided into pools based on their median age before being randomly paired with another surfer. This means you might end up partnering with someone you've never met before, which helps to make the event even more exciting. It's all about teamwork and having fun. There's no better way to honor our community and promote a healthy lifestyle than through surfing.

The contest is held each year, and the organizers do their best to ensure the waves are epic. They shuffle their schedules and track the swells, waiting anxiously for the most opportune day to hold the event. They understand that plans change as weather forecasts do, and they don't hold the event until 'it's really good.' So if you're committed, as many are, start apologizing to your significant other now and get ready to ride the waves.

One of the ultimate dream teams at The Jetty Clam Jam was comprised of Sandy Avocado Surf's Instructor Noah DeSimone and local surf legend Torr Cohen. Watching them surf in and out of barrels and all the way to the semi-finals was an unforgettable moment for many spectators. Seeing this kind of skill up close is both exhilarating and inspiring. It speaks to both the tradition and the culture of our community.

Moreover, The Jetty Clam Jam emphasizes the importance of teamwork. Surfing can be a solitary activity, but in this contest, it's all about coming together and having a great time. You'll make new friends, learn new tips, and experience the camaraderie of the surfing community. You'll see participants of all ages, which provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with people you might not encounter otherwise.

The Jetty Clam Jam is more than just a surf contest. It's an event that brings the LBI community together to celebrate our culture, promote a healthy lifestyle, and create lasting memories. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or just starting out, you're welcome to participate in the day's activities. And who knows, maybe you'll be the next one to surf in and out of barrels and make it all the way to the semi-finals!

The winning team of the 2023 Jetty Clam Jam local surf contest


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